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Former Panther Mike McClure named Big 10 Wrestler of the Week

Former Panther stand out and undefeated state champion Mike McClure was named the Big10 Conference wrestler of the week after winning the MSU open Sunday November 11th. McClure defeated No. 19th ranked Ernest James of Edinboro in the semi finals and recorded a 3-1 overtime win over No. 8 ranked Jeremy Johnson of Ohio. McClure is a perfect

Season in Review: Boys Water Polo

Season Record: 10-15 Goals Heading Into the Season: “At the beginning of the season we set a goal to make it to Regionals.” Sr. Ben Patchin said. Season Result: The Panther season ended in Regionals as they faced off against conference foe Rockford. The loss was bittersweet however as they were able to accomplish their

Katherine Hoekstra at State Finals

By: Leah Maike West Ottawa freshman Katherine Hoekstra headed to the Cross Country State Finals this past Saturday held at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Hoekstra’s time was a speedy 19:56.2 and she placed 156th in the Division one race, out of 228 runners.”It was a decent course, and it felt like it was really

Girls Swimming/Diving Outright O.K. Red Champions

Congratulations to our girls swimming & diving team on winning their third O.K. Red championship in four years. The Panthers won the outright title by finishing ahead of Rockford at the O.K. Red championships in Rockford on Saturday. The Panthers were 5-0 in dual action, then won the O.K. Red meet with 571 points. Rockford

Varsity Football Playoff Preview: Rockford

How will this rematch be different than the first meeting between these two teams? Jacob: Both teams come into the meeting with identical 8-2 records. Yes, Rockford got the victory in the first clash, but did they truly beat the Panthers? No, the Panthers beat themselves. Penalties and turnovers cost them what would have been

A Season of Memories: Girls Cross Country

By: Leah Maike The Cross Country season starts in mid-August and runs until the end of October. The team members run approximately 30-40 miles a week. No matter what, everything in Cross Country involves some sort of running. This past season, a lot of things happened that will surely make the season memorable and last

MLive Game of the Week

West Ottawa’s round 2 game at Rockford is up for the mlive game of the week! You can vote once per hour until 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Link to vote  

Beneath the Surface: The Violent Game of Water Polo

Jr. Caleb Irvin was applying the lock down defense continually preached by the entire West Ottawa Water Polo coaching staff. There was no way the East Kentwood player was getting the ball, but in water polo a lot goes unnoticed. In an effort to get open, the East Kentwood player took Irvin by the neck and put him